Church leaders have described the Federal Government's treatment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum as "state-sanctioned child abuse".
In a report titled Protecting The Lonely Children, the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce says Australia's treatment of unaccompanied child asylum seekers is a "sick joke".
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has flatly rejected the claims, with a spokesperson for the minister describing them as "shocking and offensive".
But the taskforce is calling for him to be stripped of his guardianship role of children in immigration detention.
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